We celebrated the achievements of young people with additional educational needs and disabilities who’ve excelled in job placements throughout Hammersmith & Fulham.
This is the third year of our life-changing Supported Internship Programme which ran from September to July.
Action on Disability provide job coaches who help the young people find work and support mentors within their placements at H&F Council and L’Oréal.
Placements are run in a range of departments each year, including IT, reception and HR departments, L’Oréal’s Café, Hairdressing Academy and H&F’s Library, registry office and its post room.
West London College provide a day’s training in a classroom in the town hall which include numeracy and literacy skills for work.
The 12 interns who took part this year received awards at a ceremony in the mayor’s parlour in Hammersmith Town Hall on Tuesday 3 July.
“These young people have impressed everybody, it shows how a little support can unlock so much potential,” said Cllr Sue Fennimore Deputy Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council.
“It’s part of our dedication to make sure H&F is a place where everyone can prosper.”
Two thirds of the interns have found work thanks to the scheme since it was set up three years ago. This year’s scheme has only just come to an end yet three people have already found work, at Nando’s, Action on Disability and Holiday Inn.
This scheme was expanded this year so interns could also choose to undertake placements at Nando’s, Cambridge School, Queensmill School and Hammersmith Library.
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